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and a former ambassador to the u.n. under president george w. bush says that morsi is taking advantage of his part in this cease-fire. >> whether he had a wink and a nod from president obama or whether he simply felt emboldened in the wake of the gaza cease-fire to believe that the u.s. wouldn't really criticize him or do anything major to stop this power grab, i think we'll have to find out here in the next few days, but the timing is not coincidental, you can bet on that. >> the obama administration says that egypt has a constitutional vacuum and needs to figure out governing issues such as checks and balances and rule of low and democratic dialog, arthel. >> arthel: molly henneberg, thank you very much for the report. >> rick: new details on a fire that broke out at the state department building in washington, reporting four people injured and three rushed to the hospital with one in life threatening condition. the fire reportedly started this morning while work crews were repairing some duct work. a full investigation is underway. >> arthel: the holiday shopping season taking on new meani
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, it just adds to these continuing layers of a narrative. if we are to expect that the u.n. ambassador, potentially the future secretary of state didn't have access and wasn't involved in discussions five days on from the attacks talking about the scenario of the terrorists the fact that there was no protest she talked about sunday morning show, then we have a serious problem. >> the picture in your head is she is handed a packet of paper. she reads it over, says thank you and goes and delivers it to the media. is that how it works? there is some sort of briefing, it's more than papers there is a discussion about what happened in which someone that is going to be the secretary of state should ask questions. correct? >> right. absolutely much the idea that somehow, you know, she slipped one page briefing memo with some talking points that by the way have been edited constantly apparently since the cia produced the basic intelligence, the raw intelligence from the field talking about what had been happening, it doesn't add up. and nothing happens in washington, you know, in a bubble. it'
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.s. ambassador to the u.n. thank you for joining us, first of all. >> glad to be with you. >> heather: i want to get your reaction, first off with the latest developments coming from egypt along with the call from the judges, we also have a call from the opposition leader mohammed el baradei saying there will be no dialog with the president until the new powers are rescinded. what do you think is happening? >> well, what we've got here is not exactly a rule of law situation coming unglued. the judges have been very political actors, morsi looks at them as the people who involui invalidated the egyptian parliament and muslim brotherhood and radical islamicists. what we've got here is competition between basically illegitimate groups who hold power and that's what this struggle is about. >> heather: do you see a potential for a civil war between the groups to break out? >> i don't think that mohamed el baradei represents many people nor do the judges. what the judges reflect is that portion of the population that thought hosni mubarak's regime brought stability to the country and that's why the